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Drink up

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BION_31From Lose Friends Radio comes this ‘Believe it or not’ segment Number 31, called ‘Drink up’. You can read the transcript below, or listen to the original broadcast by clicking on the green play button: [audio:Jonar_Nader_31_Drink_up.mp3]
Believe it or not, according to Jonar Nader, there is a new way to encourage people to hydrate their body.

Health experts tell us that adults must drink between two and four litres of water each day (not withstanding others who argue that humans could learn from many species of animals who only drink when really thirsty). Either way, it seems that Australian adults are averaging less than one litre of water. They make matters worse when they drink tea or coffee – beverages which actually dehydrate the body.

Figures from the Middle East show that adults easily average two litre of water. Observers have noted that this finding has little to do with the hotter climate and more to do with diet. Middle Eastern food, which contains more salt than the Australian diet, makes people feel thirsty after meals thereby drinking more water.

So, if you are finding it difficult to maximise your water intake, try adding a bit of salt in your cooking. You will find it very easy (in fact very refreshing) to drink more water.

The only downside is that excess salt in the body could lead to other complications like contracting capillaries and high blood pressure – there’s always a down side isn’t there!

Believe it… or not.

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